Using SuperBooks for phonics instruction makes teaching kids to read words easy and fun

Teaching Reading is Easy with

At SuperBooks Company, we have been successfully teaching children to read with phonics for over 40 years!

We know how to pace our stories, and introduction of skills, so early readers achieve success.

From the very first book, children are developing phonemic awareness and recognition of letter sounds.

  • Superbooks decodable readers promote fluency and reading comprehension.
  • Lists of CVC words and sight words are included on the inside back cover of every book!

SuperBooks, are based on the Science of Reading. The Teacher’s Manual provides a complete curriculum with 3 lesson plans for every story. The vocabulary in each of the 40 stories in Kit 1 is 95% decodable. The detailed lesson plans provide reading strategies for:

  • independent reading
  • guided reading and reading comprehension
  • directed reading and introduction of phonics and other language skills

*directions are included for blending words.


SuperBooks Kit 1

SuperBooks Kit 1

SuperBooks Phonics Readers for
Kindergarten and First Grade


  • 200 books (5 copies of 40 titles )
  • Teachers guide with 3 lesson plans per book
  • 40 reproducible fold-up stories
SuperBooks Kit 2

SuperBooks Kit 2

SuperBooks Phonics Readers for
First Grade through Third Grade


  • 200 books (5 copies of 40 titles )
  • Teachers guide with 3 lesson plans per book
  • 40 reproducible fold-up stories

 “SuperBooks have content, delightful characters,

are colorful, fun, & easy to read.”

SuperBooks provide a Primary Library of decodable books for Kindergarten — Grade 3. Kit 1 & 2 offer 80 stories of familiar life events, adventure, fantasy and humor.

Diversity is evident in SuperBooks stories including a variety of family groupings (including single parents – both male and female), characters of different ages interacting together, plus lessons in human relationships and personification of animal characters.

Spread of books

Check SuperBooks Scope & Sequence Chart for List of Skills Including;

  • letter recognition
  • letter sounds
  • phonemic awareness
  • phonics
  • decodable words
  • word patterns/rhyme
  • sight words
  • reading comprehension

 SUPERBOOKS:   Inspired by students, Created by a teacher.

Reading Program Superbooks Kit

SuperBooks are motivating and develop the desire to read.

Kindergarten kids just love to learn to read with SuperBooks decodable books.

Kids apply reading comprehension skills and phonics as they read delightful stories from SuperBooks.

SuperBooks capture students’ attention as they use their knowledge of letter sounds to learn to read.


SuperBooks is a curriculum geared toward primary students of all ages. It is …a quality reading program that can be used with any struggling reader. SuperBooks is both a reading and comprehension program with step-by-step instructions for both students and parents/teachers.”

-Rebecca Spooner, Homeschooler, British Columbia, Canada

Colorful and fun, SuperBooks combine the best of all worlds: an opportunity for guided reading with a sequential phonics program. As a consultant to many school districts across the United States, I’ve recommended SuperBooks to teachers of beginning reading.

Carol Cummings, Ph.D. Edmonds, WA

“I’ve been a primary educator for over 20 years.  I’ve seen reading instruction trends come and go. I know what works and what just looks good,  I consider Superbooks, written by JoAnne Nelson, to be the Gold Standard in phonetic readers.  They are well designed and engaging to young readers. They compliment any existing reading system you may be using.  My kids look forward to each story, and they love making their own take-home books.  Thank you for creating an invaluable tool that helps teachers teach the nuances of the English language.

Erin Reaves  1st Grade teacher 9/25/2020

(This is how she handled teaching reading during covid).

The SuperBooks program offers me a sequential phonics resource. ..Students are able to work at their own instructional level. The SuperBooks Kits move students through the program in small steps. Vocabulary and phonics are controlled which results in creating confident beginning readers. Struggling readers find themselves enjoying reading and making gains as they see their own progress. With SuperBooks, I see a smooth transition to trade books. Parents enjoy listening to their children read SuperBooks every night and see how they are progressing in reading.

Maureen Musgrove, Reading Specialist, Wisconsin

SuperBooks are the most useful of all phonics readers I have ever used in my 46 years of teaching,. They are excellent for developing reading fluency because they are so finely sequenced, and for comprehension. Kids are excited to read because they are successfully making sense of print.

-Jean Stohlman, Oregon